One of the largest and oldest branches in the country, the Dunedin branch assists with local environmental issues and conservation projects. In addition, we host guest speaker talks and field trips to sites of ecological interest.
Some specific current sites include Moore's Bush in Dunedin and the Lenz Reserve in the Catlins (managed jointly with the Southland branch).
Some of our active local projects are:
- Fairy Prion colony protection at St Clair.
- Silverstream Robins project.
- Refencing and predator proofing at Moores Bush.
- Ongoing Wilding Pine removal.
In addition, we support the kereru recovery programme in Dunedin.
We are always eager for new members, including volunteers to serve on our management committee! Our management team is made up of about twelve active members and meets monthly. Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our talks and trips, and to volunteer on various projects. Please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator Beatrice.Lee@actrix.co.nz who can direct you to the appropriate Project Co-ordinator.
Local issues we become involved in are ones of environmental concern, often involving submissions to Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council annual plans. Projects we look after are typically related to the revegetation of particular reserves or the removal of invasive species.